remember when

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"remember when you were one of us?"

they ask me

crouched on my front porch and gazing at my youngest

i would like to take my child out of their sight

but i know if they do

they will kill him.


"i do," i answer levelly

watching the creatues

with a ferocity i have not lost

"i remember running with you

and i remember darting through the trees

and i remember the wind in my fur."


"and don't you miss it?"


i look at my child

frightened but brave

and i look at my house

old but mine

and i look at my old compatriots

wild and clever 

and i tell my truth.



Created: Mar 06, 2014

Tags: remix, poetry

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